OUR Causes


My Arms Wide Open® focuses on five key causes:

  • My Business, My Community
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  • My World, My Garden
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  • My Family, My Community
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  • My First Steps, My Path
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  • My Mentor, My Coach
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BY THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE COMMUNITY

  • Work directly with community members: We help develop community leaders who become change agents, acting as mentors for the children, young people and mothers who want to run sustainable, community-focused enterprises.
  • Develop training curricula based on needs and priorities identified by community members.
  • Fund new businesses through an innovative small business lending program that offers alternatives for repaying loans through cash or in kind by supporting other new businesses and coaching new business owners.

Economic sustainability is built as community and business leaders emerge, and in turn, mentor
and coach others in the establishment and management of new businesses and enterprises.

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Supporting Stronger Communities in South Africa

The My Arms Wide Open® Foundation provides support for mothers, children, and youth in South Africa, as well as in indigenous and aboriginal communities in other parts of the world, to create and manifest sustainable, autonomous and responsible businesses and economic activity within their communities.

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Supporting Stronger Communities in South Africa (2)

The My Arms Wide Open® Foundation provides support for mothers, children, and youth in South Africa, as well as in indigenous and aboriginal communities in other parts of the world, to create and manifest sustainable,autonomous and responsible businesses and economic activity within their communities.

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Supporting Stronger Communities in South Africa (1)

The My Arms Wide Open® Foundation provides support for mothers, children, and youth in South Africa, as well as in indigenous and aboriginal communities in other parts of the world, to create and manifest sustainable,autonomous and responsible businesses and economic activity within their communities.

Read More